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ChicagoVPS – $40/year 4GB 4IPv4 OpenVZ in 5 USA locations and more

Tags: , , , , , , , , Date/Time: November 27, 2015 @ 1:00 pm, by Maarten Kossen

chicagovps net 2015-06-25 21-05-00ChicagoVPS would also like to celebrate Black Friday with you, and therefore Ernie has sent us an exclusive offer for a very cheap OpenVZ VPS. This offer is available in five locations across the USA:

Black Friday OpenVZ VPS

  • 4GB RAM
  • 40GB HDD space
  • 4TB transfer
  • 1Gbps uplink
  • 4x IPv4
  • NO! IPv6!
  • OpenVZ/Custom
  • $40/year
  • Order here

There’s another offer inside!

If you select ‘New York’ as a location during ordering you server will be based in Buffalo, NY, USA and not in NYC!

ChicagoVPS… Where to start! They are owned by ColoCrossing, which also happens to own this website (technically all part of VSNX, the actual registered company), and now hold offices in Buffalo, NY with ColoCrossing. They are investing heavily in their infrastructure and support department, so if you have ever been dissatisfied with either of those changes should be coming soon!

ChicagoVPS has received a plethora of mixed reviews over the years, with one user blaming them for global warming. The reviews on their last offer were more to-the-point though, with quite a majority saying their support had room for improvement and some other saying there were quite happy with ChicagoVPS. I’m still a customer there and have personally never had issues, but crossing that line into production usage is one step too far for me (but that may also be because they offer no freaking IPv6 yet!). So, as a conclusion, this is a great offer and if they have really fixed their support this time and you don’t need IPv6, this could very well be a nice production box for you that’ll last you years!

ChicagoVPS has been around for years and they are still in business. And while they still have room for improvement, I dare to say they’re a resident host here now. They’re part of a registered business with actual staff and an actual office and the business owns the datacenter in Buffalo. I wasn’t sent any server specification, so hopefully someone from VSNX will add them in the comments. Payments can be made using PayPal and credit cards. Before ordering it’s wise to read their Terms of Service, Privacy Policy [pdf], and Acceptable Use Policy [pdf]! Now, on to the other offer…

If you fancy a Windows VPS and need one cheap and with a discount, check this out. The coupon turkeykvm15 gives you 15% off of all ChicagoVPS’ Windows VPS offering. Using this coupon, you could get the following server (Windows included) for just $4.21!

Windows VPS – Starter

  • 768MB RAM
  • 25GB SSD space
  • 2TB transfer
  • 1x IPv4
  • NO! IPv6!
  • KVM/Custom
  • Coupon: turkeykvm15
  • $4.21/month
  • Order here

Network information

Chicago, IL, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 198.12.98.9
Test file: http://chi.network.nwnx.net/100mb.test

Buffalo, NY, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 216.170.127.3
Test file: http://buf.network.nwnx.net/100mb.test

Los Angeles, CA, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 23.95.61.9
Test file: http://la.network.nwnx.net/100mb.test

Dallas, TX, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IP: 192.227.164.3
Test file: http://dfw.network.nwnx.net/100mb.test

Atlanta, GA, USA – ColoCrossing
Test IPv4: 198.12.79.17
Test file: http://atl.network.nwnx.net/100mb.test

74 Comments

  1. Chris Spencer:

    DON’T DO IT!

    Chicago VPS is a total scam. These guys couldn’t manage this company if their LIVES DEPENDED ON IT.

    My VPS NEVER WORKED.
    Slow, incompetent customer service.
    Never got a refund.

    They had the audacity to send me an invoice for the next month even though:
    1. I told them to refund my money
    2. I told them I was going with another company because they didn’t have their service ironed out.
    3. I told them to remove my credit card (despite selecting the option to NOT REMEMBER my credit card).
    4. I never signed up for multiple months, just ONE!!
    5. Followed up with them and said:
    “I don’t want to have anything to do with you. I am no long a customer.”

    November 27, 2015 @ 2:35 pm | Reply
    • My VPS NEVER WORKED.

      Happens, contact support…Happened to me too, but it got resolved.

      Slow, incompetent customer service.

      Very odd. Maybe in 2013 that was the case, but now they answer me within 24 hours. Are you being nice in your tickets, or are you typing in all caps demanding stuff rudely? Maybe try treating support like the humans that they are? They’re nice people, just be nice to them too!

      Never got a refund.

      Well…if you bothered reading their ToS they say they will not refund you apart from maybe account funds. Not sure why you’re surprised here, a quick google search reveals countless others complaining about stuff like this – all share in common their ignorance of the ToS. Hiccups happen, support resolves these things just be courteous.

      They had the audacity to send me an invoice for the next month even though:
      1. I told them to refund my money 
      2. I told them I was going with another company because they didn’t have their service ironed out.
      3. I told them to remove my credit card (despite selecting the option to NOT REMEMBER my credit card).
      4. I never signed up for multiple months, just ONE!!
      5. Followed up with them and said:
      “I don’t want to have anything to do with you. I am no long a customer.”
      

      Use paypal next time, no reason to give your credit card info to them. This is logical, and most people use it as it acts like a middleman and you get to control your ‘subscription’. Notice how the invoice says “Monthly” that means they will charge you monthly until your service is cancelled, which you do by going into the services tab , clicking on your service, then going to “management” and “request cancellation”, not by telling the tech support guy who doesn’t care about billing issues that you want it cancelled.

      1. Once again, ToS trumps your “demand” for a refund. This is a legal contract you signed, whether your read it or not is not an excuse.

      2. Threatening them in a ticket won’t get them to be any nicer to you, common sense.

      3. Use paypal, and they invoiced you appropriately as it clearly states ‘monthly’ on the invoice. Unless you get a different invoice than me, which you do not.

      4. No, you signed up for a monthly subscription. Read before you buy!

      5. That will not do anything except maybe make them take longer to reply (who wants to deal with a demanding, rude and impatient customer? Nobody that’s who. )

      I am not affiliated to CVPS in any way except for being a customer for quite a long time now. I’m sick and tired of always reading “CHICAGO VPS IS A SCAM STAY AWAY” from people who never bothered doing any reading and expect a managed vps when they buy an unmanaged vps. Sure CVPS has it’s ups and downs, but so does just about any host.

      For those wondering , Colocrossing (the owners of Lowendbox) recently bought them out in September 2015. Before that they were basically just a reseller, now they’re the same exact thing but better.

      TLDR: CHICAGO VPS is NOT a SCAM. If you want to get quality just be nice to support (nobody likes dealing with an angry customer, even irl), read the ToS, read your invoice, use Paypal and know that you are buying UNMANAGED services, so it’s up to you to resolve issues whether by support ticket or googling your own solutions. I vouch for CVPS and Colocrossing, take it from me a customer who bought into their services in like 2011.

      No I’m not paid for any of this, but if you want to support or thank me you can click on my username before buying the deal and buying your vps. <3

      December 6, 2015 @ 7:18 pm | Reply
  2. F L Montpetit:

    This is only a good deal if you don’t mind frequent packet losses as well as your server’s IP showing up in various block lists.

    November 27, 2015 @ 2:46 pm | Reply
    • For blacklisted IPs, just ask to be moved. For packet loss change node. Seriously it’s like people don’t bother using common sense. I’ve actually never had to change ip due to a blacklist anyways so not sure where you’re getting that from, and I’ve had a lot of ips trust me.

      December 6, 2015 @ 7:20 pm | Reply
  3. Chris,

    I just reviewed every ticket in your account, and what you posted here does not “accurately” reflect what you have posted here. I have replied to your open support ticket.

    November 27, 2015 @ 2:48 pm | Reply
    • Chris Spencer:

      Chris,
      Your company is not a scam. I feel sad now for calling you a scam… but I still don’t think you can take care of your customers at all. Let me reiterate:

      1. The VPS never worked – Could not connect one single time to the system.

      2. Slow, incompetent customer service – Slow compared to your competition (Ramnode), Incompetent because after repeated requests, the VPS would boot but I could never connect to it.

      3. Never got a refund – Most definitely asked for a refund, You and I know that’s true.

      4. You sent me another invoice after my unanswered refund request. (Who’s not responding to who?)

      5. You did in fact store my credit card after I de-selected the option to store it.

      6. You’re absolutely right, my message “I dont want to bave anything to do with it. I am no longer a customer.” did not make it to you as I was raging and only reply to the ticket via email and not via the ticket system.

      All the hating aside, I love RamNode.

      November 27, 2015 @ 4:14 pm | Reply
      • That last sentence just discredits you in my eyes. Shameless plug for the competitor, odds are you’re just here to try shamelessly advertising.

        Ramnode is pretty anal about what you can and cannot do with your server. So if you like that type of ‘over-the-shoulder’ 1984 Big Brother scrutiny then yeah, guess you love getting rammed. Don’t believe me? Go read some reviews. Nothing against it per say, it too is a good service. Difference is that it’s just more hand-holding friendly than CVPS. I personally prefer the freedom of CVPS.

        December 6, 2015 @ 7:26 pm | Reply
  4. I’ve been a ChicagoVPS customer back before they purchased UGVPS (~2.5 years now). Still on a semi-annual $12/6 month deal. I run about 6 websites (mostly static, one nodejs site). VMs are fast but go down occasionally for maybe 15 minutes at a time, once or twice a month. Can’t beat the size of the VM for the price so I’m willing to put up with occasional issues for $2/month.

    November 27, 2015 @ 3:21 pm | Reply
    • Chris Spencer:

      The issue is really just that I could never once connect to the damn server… and now when it comes time to own up, it’s all my fault.

      November 27, 2015 @ 4:16 pm | Reply
      • Dawrkness:

        I know it’s late but this happened to me with one of my vpses (these ones actually). It happens because the IP is already given to another client, and you need to ask support to change it (or just ask for a new node).

        This is just technical issues with WHCMS I believe, as if two people buy at the same time this can happen!

        December 6, 2015 @ 6:54 pm | Reply
    • Dave:

      I assume I’m not really being offered CentOS 6 x86 w/ cPanel & WHM for $40/year?

      November 27, 2015 @ 5:17 pm | Reply
      • Dave,

        You are correct. The VPS comes preloaded with cPanel but you would need to purchase the license which is $15/month.

        November 27, 2015 @ 5:52 pm | Reply
  5. Lucas:

    They has many bad reports from users, don’t touch but still listed on LEB. Hmmm

    November 27, 2015 @ 5:25 pm | Reply
    • CVPS and Lowendbox are owned by the same company.

      November 28, 2015 @ 5:20 am | Reply
    • Look at the date of those reviews, and honestly I can tell you that they’re legit and their services are as advertised. Any issues I had (which those reviews complain about) always got resolved via support.

      People never understand that un-managed means you have to be more responsible and independent. Have issues, contact support, 99% of the time you’ll solve the issue.

      Whether it’s a congested node due to a crazy sale, some faulty connection due to IP allocation issues or just an abuser on your node – you should be responsible enough to at the least try resolving the issue prior to posting a review. Also some people don’t understand the differences between OpenVZ and KVM, and other visualization software – then they complain that OpenVZ is not doing what KVM is supposed to do.

      December 6, 2015 @ 7:33 pm | Reply
  6. I’ve been a ChicagoVPS customer in some capacity since March 2011. I won’t say they are perfect, but I really don’t know where all the vehement bad reviews come from. I’ve never had any problems that were not addressed in a timely manner.

    If I had a need for a beefier VPS, I’d definitely be jumping on this deal.

    November 27, 2015 @ 5:47 pm | Reply
    • Shaun,

      Thanks for the review and being a loyal customer. We really appreciate it!

      November 27, 2015 @ 5:53 pm | Reply
  7. Javier Lopez:

    I’ve also been a ChicagoVPS customer since 2011 and as Shaun I don’t understand why so many bad reviews, I monitor all my vps using https://www.statuscake.com and I don’t remember a single time getting and alert from them. My uptime currently is 126 days so I guess the occasionally reboot/maintain servers, however they must be doing it fast (less than 15 min) considering they’ve never triggered an alert, that’s a good enough for me.

    I used to avoid recommending them because of its lack of professionalism in their social account, however now they seem more active and have removed the generic logos.

    November 27, 2015 @ 6:10 pm | Reply
    • In September 20015 ChicagoVPS was purchased by ColoCrossing. We’ve invested heavily into ChicagoVPS since our purchase and are committed to providing a reliable, high quality customer experience.

      November 27, 2015 @ 6:13 pm | Reply
      • Dawrkness:

        Colocrossing is owned by Velocity owned by Hudson valley correct?

        I’ve been with CVPS for a while now and honestly they had a bumpy beginning. When I first bought a vps, Chris was pretty much soloing everything, which is extremely difficult to do. There were a fair amount of messing up, but nothing that I could not understand.

        I’ve recently purchased 4 of these 40$ vpses, and they’re actually really good quality. Hosting 2 game servers on one, nobody complaining in-game whatsoever.

        Speeds are good, only complaints would be the Dedicated support team being pretty slow/not very enthusiastic about replies, though I can understand why as it’s a sysadmin who has other things to do than reply to tickets. Tech support (the normal support) will reply to you now within 24 hours, always. This is a step up from before where support tickets could take 3+ days in 2013.

        For those who complain about less than stellar support, ask for Charles when opening a ticket. You’re always going to be satisfied with his quality service. One of the best support guys I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with. If you’re reading this Charles, you deserve it! :D

        December 6, 2015 @ 6:51 pm | Reply
  8. Jose:

    4 VPS all 100% uptime
    I love this provider.
    3 VPS ChicagoVPS
    The Chicagovps are as fast as the ramnode.
    1 VPS Ramnode

    Monitoring per minute.
    https://i.imgur.com/duzKHDI.png

    November 27, 2015 @ 6:44 pm | Reply
  9. Psi:

    How many cores does this deal come with? or if not a set amount, how does the cores/cpu usage rules work?

    November 27, 2015 @ 9:32 pm | Reply
    • Psipherious:

      Still no word on how much CPU comes with this? I see on their main site you can get a 3.4ghz or a 13ghz setup, which one is this? or some in-between amount?

      November 30, 2015 @ 4:23 am | Reply
      • niknah:

        Just brought one, it has a single core…

        model name : Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1270 V2 @ 3.50GHz
        stepping : 9
        microcode : 18
        cpu MHz : 3499.940
        cache size : 8192 KB

        December 2, 2015 @ 4:34 am | Reply
  10. Justin Shattuck:

    I am curious, is this now colocrossing, cheapvps, cheapvps owned by colocrossing or nwnx.net? The test ip’s here are allocated to ColoCrossing; but SWiP’d to New Wave. The same test IPs listed are all own new wave’s site, so I am just hoping there is some absolute transparency in who is managing and owning this network.

    I just signed up for one in each of your locations to test; the fair-use CPU sharing seems a bit off-putting to me, but let’s see how well or unwell these operate.

    Looking forward to giving it a try.

    November 27, 2015 @ 10:19 pm | Reply
  11. Katie:

    Worked great for about 3.5 hours. Now I can’t connect to it at all.

    — ping statistics —
    166 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100.0% packet loss

    November 27, 2015 @ 10:29 pm | Reply
  12. xxdesmus:

    Waste of money.

    Might be cheap, but you get what you pay for it — it will rarely ever work. Support tickets will be ignored, and if you ask for a refund it will also be ignored.

    Do not waste your money on this scam company.

    November 27, 2015 @ 10:35 pm | Reply
    • What? You didn’t even explain what was bad about the vps.

      If the company was a scam, it would have been out of business by now, nor would a company like Colo/HVH/VS buy it with a crappy track record.

      40$ a year, and you expect a dedicated server I take it?

      December 7, 2015 @ 4:37 pm | Reply
  13. I do have one of my current servers with them for 2 years now, it works gr8, up time is 99.9%

    November 28, 2015 @ 12:13 am | Reply
  14. No IPv6? What year is it?!

    November 28, 2015 @ 5:33 am | Reply
  15. Rmolabarca:

    Just bought a VPS from them, I can’t connect thru ssh nor ping it, sent a ticket.
    I keep you updated.

    November 28, 2015 @ 6:58 am | Reply
    • Rmolabarca:

      Problem solved quickly, around 1 hour.

      November 28, 2015 @ 8:00 am | Reply
      • And there you have it folks, someone who used common sense and turned from a dissatisfied customer to a satisfied one!

        “Support takes forever; issue unresolved!” – Chris Spencer (top of page rant)
        “Support took 1 hour; issue resolved” – Rmolabarca (random commenter)

        December 6, 2015 @ 7:39 pm | Reply
  16. TheExplorer:

    I’m having 2 VPSs with ChicagoVPS since last two years and experienced top notch performance as well as almost zero percent downtime.

    I never need to raise any support tickets, may be my servers are on some stable nodes.

    Unfortunately this time there is SSD, so I will not grab this deal…

    November 28, 2015 @ 8:37 am | Reply
  17. could you give cheap windows vps 2GB for $5 x 12month

    November 28, 2015 @ 2:18 pm | Reply
  18. Robert G.:

    I wonder if I should have read the reviews before I signed up?

    Anyone know how long it typically takes ChicagoVPS to process an order? My VPS status just shows “pending”, there was no email confirming that my CC had been processed, and now I am just sitting and wondering if I made a mistake???

    Robert

    November 30, 2015 @ 9:37 pm | Reply
    • No, you haven’t. Use paypal next time though, much faster and safer when purchasing with a credit card!

      It takes like 10 minutes to set up when I paid with paypal, so idk. Never used their in-house cc processing as I don’t trust that stuff.

      Worse comes to worse open up a billing&sales ticket and ask politely for an update or if they could fix whatever is not working. :)

      December 6, 2015 @ 7:51 pm | Reply
  19. Nick H.:

    To me this deal seems like a darned if you do and darned if you don’t kind of deal. Meaning, I’ll be darned if I don’t buy this but I’ll also be darned if I do buy this because of all the downtime ChicagoVPS has.

    December 1, 2015 @ 2:54 am | Reply
    • Have not experienced downtime as of yet, maybe that was the case in 2013. A couple of comments provide 100% or 99% uptime statistics with proof via images of this as well.

      December 6, 2015 @ 7:42 pm | Reply
  20. LuckyRiver:

    Don’t understand why people say they are scam company. I’ve been with them for more than 3 years now. I had few vps with them and still own two running like a charm. Did have problem in the past on one of the vps. Support ticket was answered promptly. They make the time and effort to switch me to another node and rebuild a new vps. Anyhow, thinking to buy one more for another site with them. Still depend what you do, every other provider I went does have problem. Sure don’t expect too much for the price but if it does what you need, then it’s a deal for me!

    December 1, 2015 @ 11:27 am | Reply
    • Exactly, and I’ve gotten so salty over this that I’ve decided to just respond to every one of the naysayers. CVPS is for those who can manage stuff on their own, or who can learn how to do so.

      December 6, 2015 @ 7:43 pm | Reply
  21. Diabolico:

    This offer really looks appealing but i’m afraid that if it’s too good to be true, then it probably is. I’m with WLS for almost 4 years and it will end in 20 days. Not sure if i want to go from something what was not so good to a total disaster. Based on the comments here and several other forums its screaming to stay away.

    December 2, 2015 @ 12:20 am | Reply
    • Just read the comments on this thread. They’ve been slammed a lot but their services are not shitty at all.

      For 40$ a year, you can check them out with minimal risk anyways. If you do change your mind though, click on my name!

      December 6, 2015 @ 7:49 pm | Reply
    • Dave:

      I just gambled the $40 and nothing works and no reply from 24/7 support.
      After seeing all the negative comments and reviews I feel stupid as hell right now.

      January 22, 2016 @ 2:51 am | Reply
    • Dee:

      Have 2x server at WLS, no problems at all for the last few years, too bad I have to pay 10x the cost due to the buyout.

      Currently have 1 CVPS with no problems, I think it is like almost a year of uptime…. But it is a SSD one..

      Had a regular non-SSD CVPS VPS, worked fine for a year no problems, then it started to flap go up and down up and down and they couldn’t fix it so I just cancelled it. It really depends on your luck.

      January 24, 2016 @ 9:52 am | Reply
    • Dee:

      Have 2x server at WLS, no problems at all for the last few years, too bad I have to pay 10x the cost due to the buyout.

      Currently have 1 CVPS with no problems, I think it is like almost a year of uptime…. But it is a SSD one..

      Had a regular non-SSD CVPS VPS, worked fine for a year no problems, then it started to flap go up and down up and down and they couldn’t fix it so I just cancelled it. It really depends on your luck.

      Since WLS was acquired and my price is 10x, I may get one of these servers, hopefully it is still available in a few months once my WLS expires.

      January 24, 2016 @ 9:55 am | Reply
  22. niknah:

    I had a problem late last year where a server would keep on going down. I asked for them to switch me to another node and they did it.

    When things go bad, ask for another node. I’ve done this with another VPS provider and it fixed things there too.

    4gb ram is more than what most people need. I can’t even see a 4gb ram option in their normal plans. The ram will probably be shared with other VPSs who aren’t using the ram.

    Here’s the benchmark…
    http://serverbear.com/benchmark/2015/12/02/uwAfURhKSr7sCnL3

    This is my 3rd VPS with these guys since 2013.

    December 2, 2015 @ 4:32 am | Reply
  23. I stick with Chicago VPS since 2013, its been 2 years with them. Their vps is fast and the network is pretty good as well for some bucks you can get. Yes, they are not perfect as another well known providers but I could see they improve their services a lot since last time I registered.

    Personally, I trusted my DNS server and another server to them and everything is okay. Even there was a little downtime or some issue, but if you raise the ticket to them, they will respond it with average 30 mins ~ 2 hours. So I don’t think their reputation is really bad as stated by some users in LEB or another site.

    December 4, 2015 @ 3:29 am | Reply
  24. Xioustic:

    I ended up getting a box but was unable to get Docker (requires kernel 3.10+ or higher; kernel is 2.6.32 on my box) or EncFS (requires FUSE; not enabled) to get going so the box is just about useless for what I want to use it for. I sent in two separate tickets this evening hoping they’d either update the kernel / install the fuse module or move me to a different box with them updated / installed; hopefully will hear back from them soon.

    December 4, 2015 @ 5:18 am | Reply
    • Xioustic:

      I got a reply within 24 hours for both tickets.

      Docker: Kernel update was not possible, so I guess I won’t be using that (typical for OpenVZ?). I guess that’s fine.

      FUSE: Greg said he enabled it on my server. However, if he did I couldn’t figure out how to utilize it because all the tests and tutorials I could find (even ones specificying OpenVZ) resulted in the same errors. I followed up on the ticket but a few days later it was automatically closed without reply. Frustrating.

      So I guess I’ll need to open another ticket with them regarding FUSE.

      December 6, 2015 @ 3:36 pm | Reply
      • Xioustic:

        So I wasn’t replying via their ticket system, instead replying to the notifications by e-mail. Apparently their ticket system doesn’t acknowledge e-mail responses, so I was actually replying to /dev/null.

        As soon as I realized this and used their ticket system, they resolved my FUSE issue. Took less than 2 hours. Not sure what the hickup was on the first try but overall I am happy.

        December 7, 2015 @ 10:47 pm | Reply
  25. Justin Shattuck:

    I ordered 5 boxes from them using their promotion following Thanksgiving. To date, I have been unable to connect to any of the five. I logged in today to try again ( to WHMCS) and all five were showing offline. Booted them back up, 3 say online 2 refuse to come online and still cannot ping or ssh to any of the hosts. I currently have VPSs with about 19 providers and this deal was worth checking out. Now, I am trying to figure out the refund policy..

    December 8, 2015 @ 6:53 pm | Reply
    • Justin Shattuck:

      I will say this; I do not experience the issue(s) others have expressed here about support tickets. They have been timely in responding to my tickets. It is just a matter of getting shuffled to a node that doesn’t suck.

      December 8, 2015 @ 8:11 pm | Reply
  26. Lok:

    Crish do this public complaint about the server windows server 2008
    There is a neighbor of the 192.3.187 IP. 1XX which is undermining seems bitcoin
    I ask for your IP real I would like to give you a lesson in evil.
    I have until the balls should not sell to spammers

    December 11, 2015 @ 12:53 am | Reply
  27. KK:

    I’ve had a 1GB box in Buffalo since May, and I decided to pick up on this deal despite it lacking IPv6 (no biggie though), in my experience they have replied to my tickets quickly, and my downtime on the servers has been minimal (in the last 8 months I can only vividly remember one time where the servers were down for me and it last maybe <3 hours). For the price, CVPS kicks butt. Glad to spoil myself with another box.

    December 20, 2015 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
  28. Nuno Higgs:

    Hello all!

    My company is now in serious problem with my customers, because ChicagoVPS has unilaterally decided to cut all UDP traffic to my DNS server on their datacenter.

    After much debate, they say that I am causing a DDOS because i am using 4 mbit of the bandwidth?
    Since when 4mbit is cause for DDOS on a datacenter server???

    The only thing i know is that i am loosing precious customers on poor support.

    Worst, when i try to talk to the support line, i get everything but English, and i am having to duplicate and triplicate my queries before i get a proper understandable response.

    December 21, 2015 @ 9:10 pm | Reply
  29. s0ftware:

    To my also the DNS I fell because he was getting DDOS
    I used several firewall to mitigate the DDOS
    I thought that the fall of my DNS were by iptables and not conflict because chicagovps intervened.

    December 24, 2015 @ 5:15 pm | Reply
  30. This is just technical issues with WHCMS I believe, as if two people buy at the same time this can happen!

    January 3, 2016 @ 6:12 pm | Reply
  31. mat:

    Never go there its a scam . They wipe my server out and I did paid them , and they put me in a loop of incompetent people switching from billing service to support . This company since it was sold , is a complete mess.

    January 10, 2016 @ 5:32 pm | Reply
  32. I have been them for more than 2 years. Sometimes the server is down, with no reason, I need to check it regurlaly.
    For the price I am really happy as the customer service is reactive and good.

    Thank you Chris.

    January 15, 2016 @ 1:42 am | Reply
  33. dv:

    I just signed up for this deal and after receiving an e-mail from them saying – “We are pleased to tell you that the server you ordered has now been set up and is operational”. I discovered that nothing was operational. Not SSH, not the console. Nothing.
    Not a good start.
    I have entered a helpdesk ticket and we’ll see what happens but the miserable start doesn’t inspire confidence.

    January 22, 2016 @ 2:15 am | Reply
  34. shat:

    First, I will preface this little write up with the fact that I have more than 120 virtual private servers from a variety of providers. Additionally, I operate Encept (which has been featured here on lowendbox) and I am a huge fan of small hosting providers. In November of 2015, I thought I would give these cats a try as they had a fair deal, which was more than cheap for the offering. I ended up picking up five servers:

    – chicago
    – dallas
    – atlanta
    – buffalo
    – los angeles

    I found myself submitting support tickets shortly after ordering the services because of stability issues. Between November and the end of December, I spent the entire time without access to at least two of the servers and submitted numerous tickets to address the fact that at random times, four of my five VPSes were unavailable entirely.

    I recently received a reply that one of my servers was offline due to “UNREPLIED conntrack sessions (DoS attack)” which is by far one of the most annoying experiences I have at this point. The interesting detail is that upon installing the OS, this box has been completely inaccessible. I literally have not been able to SSH into this box and change the damn password because it is either powered off, null-routed or other wise unavailable.

    The responses I have from ChicagoVPS are concerning because they offer up absolutely no opportunity to correct. If the IP is in fact null-routed, they would have had to be getting attack prior to my acquiring the IP space because nothing has been set up. I chalk this up to unfair and extremely unethical business practice. I would expect it from some shady outfits, but this is actually a surprise to me.

    ChicagoVPS seems to be pretty straight forward and quick to reply to support incidents, even if they’re ultimately not too helpful. They reply fairly quickly and that is a PRO, but accepting an individual’s money for services that you’re unable or honestly, seemingly unwilling to render is beyond uncool. We all know it is against our credit card’s terms of service and their merchant services agreement.

    I will give ChicagoVPS a bit of time to make this right, but here we are more then 90 days into this relationship and it does not appear to be getting any better.

    I would never agree or side that they’re scammers or not worth signing up for. I will say now, in my experience I would use caution when ordering their services. If you’re wanting something reliable I would not recommend them. If you’re looking for a potentially throw-away server; they seem great for that as it appears to be all any one has used them for.

    Unfortunately, I always* prepay a year in advance.

    CHICAGO VPS, if you READ this .. correct my services and render them properly and I may not have such a bad opinion about you. Only you can correct this at this point.

    February 11, 2016 @ 5:09 am | Reply
    • shat:

      It has been nearly twenty four hours and I have had multiple boxes IPv4 ranges changed and additionally, one box, which I have yet to even log into went offline and then this morning at 9:00AM ~ PDT, two boxes went offline without any notice as to why. I have yet to be informed as to why it keeps happening and as such my opinion is dropping even further. In the last twenty four hours I have had to submit five support tickets all related to the boxes being unstable and offline…

      February 12, 2016 @ 3:15 am | Reply
  35. Jose:

    Chicagovps want me to steal
    Accused me that I am spam
    I have this VPS almost forgotten
    I almost never send daily post.
    I used to be a defender of this company
    but already I do not recommend for anything.
    They are THIEVES
    http://i.imgur.com/a7zimTf.png

    February 13, 2016 @ 7:34 am | Reply
    • colibri:

      Were you sending a large amount of SMTP traffic from your server? Was your server hacked? It’s easy to blame the provider when you might have lack of experience managing a server

      February 13, 2016 @ 1:18 pm | Reply
      • Jose:

        My server was never hacked
        It was set up months ago.
        My password is very complex with more than 10 characters where there are numbers and symbols.

        February 13, 2016 @ 3:38 pm | Reply
        • colibri:

          Yep, ignore the SMTP question.

          February 14, 2016 @ 11:53 am | Reply
          • Jose:

            I already told you that I almost never use it
            Every month I send 3 messages.

            root@sv1:~# mailq
            Mail queue is empty

            February 15, 2016 @ 4:44 am
  36. Jack:

    Chicago vps is fraudulent. I ordered my windows vps and it doesn’t work. Submitted a ticket and they said they would fix it and never did. Took nearly 24 hours for them to attempt any fix. I requested a refund and they refused to provide one. DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM, THEY ARE A SCAM SITE. With the amount of theft going around, I will be taking them to small claims court. Reported to PayPal for fraud. Also, you can’t view their tos it links back to front page.

    April 29, 2016 @ 1:38 pm | Reply
  37. Very little question?
    This 4GB LEB has Swap too? Or just single 4GB? Coz it’s not possible to create SWAP on openVZ.

    June 13, 2016 @ 8:41 am | Reply
  38. I do have one of my current servers with them for a years now, it works, up time is 99.9%

    July 17, 2016 @ 12:57 pm | Reply

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